The park is really quite pretty, but the staircases are pretty standard. I was walking with a friend this weekend who suggested checking out the stairs in the northwest corner of the park, to which I had never given a second glance, behind a blocky concrete facade. So, I switched out of autopilot and we gave it a shot.
Beauty and shadow and light and weight and air and architecture and staircase-y awesomeness. I need to lie down.
Moral: Routines are average. Break 'em; try something new.
Alternate moral: Always give the stairs in the northwest corner a go.